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Vandalism is the act of incorrectly changing a page, causing the article or page to be incorrect, unpresentable, or both.

Types of Vandalism

Vandalism of any kind is not acceptable!

There are a few types of vandalism, depending on which page it appears on. Vandalizing can be anything from putting incorrect or outdated information on a page, to deleting text.

Vandalism on Article Pages

Types generally include:

  • Deleting Text
  • Deleting all of the text.
  • Adding gibberish, unrelated content, or speculation.
  • Changing the article's name.
  • Changing text to a language other than English, or when present, Japanese.
  • Changing the entire article's language into any language except for English.

More types may crop up due to creative vandals, but these are the most common issues that may come up.

Vandalism on Article Talk Pages

Generally, Talk Pages are the easiest targets to cause problems with. Most types of Vandalism include:

  • Deleting text.
  • Changing someone's statement.
  • Changing the author of the statement to another user or IP Address.
  • Editing of any sort other than adding your own statement, or signing your own statement.

Nobody wants to check the Page History to find out if the page has been vandalized, but if anything suspicious appears, it will be checked and action taken.

Vandalism on User Pages and User Talk Pages

Many times, unhappy users or users in an argument vandalize another user's personal page or talk page. This is very cruel and is one of the worst things you can do in some cases. Another user must revert your edits out and feelings may get hurt. Keep in mind that if you ever end up on the Users to be Banned page, Vandalism of another's user page, especially severely damaging edits, will be held against you.

User Page Vandalism

  • Deleting text.
  • Adding text the user does not want.
  • Editing text.
  • Editing text to make the person look as if they are bad at spelling, adding in grammatical errors and horrible spelling on purpose, or re-writing things in all caps.
  • Replacing text with offensive statements intended to make the other user look bad.
  • Adding categories to user pages.

User Talk Page Vandalism

The most common vandalism to User Talk Pages are:

  • Deleting all text.
  • Changing signatures.
  • Deleting statements.
  • Editing text.
  • Adding a picture that is unsightly, disgusting, or otherwise unsuitable for the page in any way, and can be considered disrespectful.
  • Users may not remove messages from their own talk page, except in cases of vandalism. It should be noted, however, that users may archive these messages.

Being disrespectful and leaving rude comments is not vandalism, but does violate our editing conduct guidelines and so will still likely result in consequences.

Punishments

  • Vandalism that is likely innocuous, such as new users adding fanfiction to articles, accidentally creating coding problems, or messing up user talk pages, only necessitate a warning at first. When warning users in these instances, you can add the {{Vandalism}} template to their talk page along with an explanation of what they did wrong.
    • If this behavior persists after the warning, then the user will be blocked for a two week period, and further vandalism after that block will result in incrementally longer blocks.
  • Blatant and unquestionable acts of vandalism, such as removing content from pages and inserting offensive words into pages, can be met with immediate blocks beginning at one month. For such actions, please insert the {{Ban}} template on the vandal's talk page to alert an administrator to ban them.
  • Inserting pornographic content onto the wiki will result in an immediate and permanent ban.

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